William "Gene" Lawson, age 69, of Trussville, AL passed away on May 26, 2023. He was born on June 17, 1953 in Sendai, Japan to Leonard Eugene Lawson and Tamako Kato Lawson. He graduated from Hewitt Trussville High School in 1971. He joined the Airforce in May of 1971 and was honorably discharged in 1975 after serving in the Vietnam War. He retired from the State of AL as a Law Clerk after 10 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bobby Lawson. He is survived by his sister, Judy Lewis; a brother, Steve Lawson; numerous nieces. Gene also leaves behind several great nieces and great nephews.
A visitation for friends and family will be held at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. The funeral will be held at Jefferson Memorial's Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with a burial immediately following at Jefferson Memorial's adjoining cemetery. Pastor Randy Williams will preside over the service.